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Queen's Human Resources is offering webinars to help employees adapt to their new remote working situations.

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New webinars from Human Resources will teach skills like how to balance work and life while working from home.

As most Queen’s employees are now working from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, they are adjusting to new routines and new ways of doing their work. Since schools and daycares are closed as well, staff and faculty may also be navigating new arrangements in their personal lives. To help everyone cope with the stresses of the current moment, Queen’s Human Resources is offering a series of webinars on topics such as personal resilience and balancing work and life while working from home.

“As Human Resources has had to suspend our usual in-person training sessions for the time being, we wanted to ensure that employees still have opportunities to learn and develop professionally. Since so many of us are facing new remote working situations, we wanted to take to the opportunity to create learning modules that can help people adapt and thrive,” says Marie Doherty, Director, Client Services and Organizational Development and Learning.

These new webinars will be delivered live on Microsoft Teams by staff from Organizational Development and Learning. Throughout these sessions, the instructors will present strategies and tips while also encouraging participants to share their own experiences. The topics and schedule for the first four webinars are:

While Human Resources is starting with these four webinars, they plan to develop new offerings as needed.

“The development of Queen’s employees is our priority, and we will continue to innovate and offer training remotely for as long as the current situation lasts,” says Doherty.

There is no formal registration for these webinars. Any interested member of the Queen’s community can attend the session by joining the meeting in Teams using the relevant code. For more information on the webinars and how to join them, visit the Human Resources Learning Catalogue.